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slight noise of their footsteps. The old man, now | feebly, her own name and that of her brothers, and within three paces of the door, levelled and fired. The buried mother, with snatches of songs, and prayers, and soldiers, from the mere effect of impulse, also fired at faint attempts at shouting the Macdonald battle-cry of the same moment; and old Allan and one of their num- Fraoch 's lamh dhearg!' (i.e., the heather and red ber fell, the latter dead, the former mortally wounded ; | hand), in his dying delirium, she could no longer comwhile the other soldier turned on his heels, and fled. mand herself ; but, forgetful of every other considera

Terence knelt by the side of the old man, and tion save the state of her father, threw up the trapfelt for his wound. He pressed his hand against door, with a violent effort, and ruslied to the kitchen. the old man's left side, and felt the blood welling At the sight of the old man weltering in his gore, from it. He was sensible, but too faint to speak, with the light of the decaying fire shining on the bare for he pressed the soldier's hand feebly, in token of crown of his head, and on the gray locks which, long recognition. Encouraged to hope, from this circum- and silken as threads of gossamer, spread over his neck stance, Terence instantly flew to the fire, aud flung on and shoulders, and on the decorated hilts of the pistol some dried fir roots, whereby the house was instantly and dirk he still grasped in either hand, Mary stood lighted. He now placed the old man in a more easy in motionless silence--not like a statue, the perfection posture, and applied himself in earnest to stanching of the Grecian chisel, breathing apparent life; but the the wound with his only hand, in which he partially living representative of the most perfect model of the succeeded. Though it was evident that life was ebb- workmanship of the Creator, petrified with horror at ing fast, the stopping of the blood enabled the old man the sight of the cruelty and treachery of man—with to breathe the words, “Remember!" and "fly!" which her reason struck blind for ever! showed that he had noticed the retreat of the fifth In the meantime, Terence, who still preserved his soldier. Terence's resolution was severely tested. To watchful and crouching attitude at the corner of the leave Mary and her brothers in such a situation, and barn, saw the soldier who had fled when the last of his to desert her old father ere lie had closed his eyes in comrades fell, stealing back along the side of the house death, appeared like cowardice and ingratitude; but until he came to the door; when, stooping down, he what could he do-a single individual, and with his remained for some time gazing eagerly at the scene we right arm broken and disabled--against the whole have attempted to place before the reader. Terence's strong patrol, now momentarily expected ? And the heart leaped, with ominous alarm, when he recognised chances were, that, on finding the two old men dead, in the skulking assassin the sturdy and fierce “Roving and seeing no signs of Mary and the boys, they might | Tomkins,” an English soldier, who concentrated in his suppose that they had fled, and so make their inquisi- || own person and character the formidable strength, recktion less searching than they would be apt to do if he less daring, and voluptuous ruffianism of the very worst were found lingering on the spot—which would natu- 1 of the class to which he belonged. rally give rise to a suspicion of their being still con- The first impulse of Terence, on recognising the cealed about the premises. These thoughts glanced ruffian, was to spring upon and crush out his life at across the mind of Terence, and determined his con- once; but, alas! he soon felt that he was not only duct. Casting a single look of sorrow at the prostrate wounded, but also unarn

armed, and therefore utterly un. form of his brave and venerable host, whose breathing equal to a contest with so desperate a caitiff-for the was now becoming husky and interrupted with groans,old man had taken the pistol from his hand before he he stole cautiously out of the house, and, recomoitring shot the fourth soldier, and he had himself laid the the vicinity with keen and suspicions looks, slipped dirk on the ground, and forgot to take it up when along the side of the wall, and again placed himself in carrying him forward to the light of the fire. Admoa crouching attitude at the corner of the barn, watchinguished by his almost helpless position, Terence deemed the approach to the door with the most intense anxiety. it his wisest course to forbear. He accordingly stole

But who can describe the alarm and agony of Mary cautiously towards the house, in the door of which and the two boys, confined in a dark hole under the Tomkins was crouching down, resolved to watch him ground, while the above scene was passing almost over as the lioness watches the steps of the hunter who their heads? The report of the muskets and pistols has discovered the lair of her cubs in the desert. were deadencd, but the trampling of feet was exaggerated When the ruflian satisfied himself that all was safe, to their ears; and they expected cvery moment to hear and that the Thrush was utterly helpless, alone, and in the trap-door lifted, and to feel themselves dragged his power, he rose to his feet, and, with a chuckle of forth by the murderers of their father and friends. triumph, rushed forward and clasped her in his arms. Nor were their feelings of terror lessened when dead Her little brothers—although the eldest was only silence succeeded to the struggle we have attempted thirteen, and the youngest eleven years of age-were to sketch.

restrained in their hiding-place less from fear than Mary's heart was agitated with fears, now for her from their habitual deference to the command of their father, now for her lover; but the precions lives en lovely and affectionate sister. Her absence, though trusted to her care, and the preservation of which was short compared to the time we have taken to describe wholly dependent on her presence of mind and tirmness it, caused a degree of anxiety, on her account, in their of purpose, nerved her resolution, and suppressed her little hearts, which had already almost orercome their every impulse to throw up the trap, and spring forth patience; but the moment they heard her screams, to ascertain the worst. The husky breathing and they broke from their concealment, and flew to her groans were distinctly heard in the cave; yet she ad. || assistance. hered to her resolution, although her heart was fear- The spirited boys no sooner saw the situation of their fully tried. But when at length she could recognise | sister than they drew the little black knives carried the broken and solemn voice of her father, mingling, Jl by all Highland boys in those days, and fiew at the


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ravisher, inflicting miniature gashes on his neck and || mach, and a powerful grasp of the clenched fist in the face. The ruffian instantly sprang to his legs, and seizing throat, are very delicate, maidenly means, which, havhis fallen musket, destroyed the two boys.

ing been taught by thyself, shall be duly practised on At this moment, Terence, who had not heard the thy own person anon. Perhaps thou hast learned screams of Mary, but whose anxiety was intense, drew them from thy beloved Thrush.” Here some grateful himself cautiously to the door, and got his eye on Tom-| idea seemed to have crossed his mind, for a hideous kins and his victims, one of them exalted on his bayonet, || smile passed over his gloomy face; but his inand the other two prostrate, and—as he concluded - stantly returned, and he stamped on the ground with lying dead at his feet. He had previously deliberated furious impatience, exclaiming,

“ Will he never recoolly on the means of recovering the dirk, with which cover from his swoon? It were poor revenge," he had unconsciously parted in his anxiety and distress; he said, hesitatingly, “to put him out of the world bebut the horrific sight which now met his eye excited || fore he knows his victor. Ho!” he continued, leaning his feelings to insanity, and, totally forgetting his un- over his unconscious foe; “ho, Terence! dost thou hear armed and disabled condition, he sprang furiously at me? Thou wert not wont to be deaf to time, and to Tomkins -dashed him to the ground with his fist- lie prostrate before thine enemy. Ho!" reiterated the and falling heavily upon him, planted his knee on his ruffian, pressing his knee heavily on his chest; "my chest-grasped his throat with all his strength with || patience is out, and I will put thee out, without being his left hand—and, in the excess of his horror and half revenged, if thou continue any longer insensible.” his fury, struck him with the elbow of his frac- The ruflian now went coolly and deliberately to tured arm! And thus, as in most cases, the ex- work. He firmly grasped the wrist of Terence's untremity of his passion defeated his purpose; for, one broken arm, planted his knee on his breast, and comof the bones being broken below the elbow, the tor- pressed his throat with a grasp of death. His victim ture he inflicted on his arm reacted on his heart; groaned deeply, but was utterly unconscious or help so that the proud, the brave, the strong, and true-less. hearted Irishman fainted, and sunk, helpless as a child, At this moment, Mary, who had all this time been by the side of his intended victim. The grip on Tom- in a faint, sprung up, and, seeing the dagger, which kins' throat being relaxed, and his chest relieved from had, in an evil hour, been flung out of the agitated compression, he soon came to himself, and started to and careless grasp of Terence, lying glittering on the his feet. His first impulse was to fly, but on seeing ground, seized upon it, and, with the cunning and the prostrate body of his opponent, the clumsy bandage, energy sometimes shown by maniacs—for Mary, alas ! and the bleeding arm, he instantly comprehended the was now in that condition-she stole quietly to the state of the case; and, exulting in heart over his anti- || side of the exulting murderer, just as Terence was on cipated and sure vengeance, burst out into a hoarse the eve of expiring under him; and, although all unconlaugh, exclaiming

scious of the presence of Terence and the cold blooded “Ho, ho, Prince of Connaught! have I caught thee murder which was being perpetrated, she struck the at last? Now, then, how am I to put him out of his dirk upward through the side of the ruffian, until the hateful life? By the powers, I thank thee, Prince, for point was buried in his heart. Tomkins fell without thy lesson--not the first, but surely the last I shall owe uttering a groan; and Mary darted out of the house with

A strong dig of the knee in the pit of the sto- la maniacal laugh, ending in a piercing scream,



BY JAMES AUGUSTUS ST. JOHN, Aatbor of the “ History of the Manners and Customs of Ancient Greece," " Egypt and Mohammed Ali," Margaret Ravenscroft," &c.


rents of rain, descending as from the open windows THE JESUIT'S STORY.

of heaven, until every brook and streamlet swelled “ As nearly as I can recollect,” he said, “it was in the to a torrent, and the Rhone rushed through its bed month of May; and the spring, always beautiful in these with tremendous force and velocity. In the midst of Alpine regions, appeared to have come forth with ten- | the storm, a noise was heard in the mountains, comfold splendour. The sun's warmth, in that season of pared with which the thunder shrunk into a whisper. the year, thaws the mind as well as the earth. Peo. It appeared as if the foundations of the everlasting ple put on sportive looks for the summer, and the joy-hills had been violently shaken from their place. All ousness of their feelings is represented externally by the villagers hurried to their doors, where they stood, bright-coloured clothes. Suddenly the clouds gathered, pale and trembling, not knowing what to do. Then and hung from ridge to ridge, entirely roofing over came another frightful crash. The curtain of rocks the valley. Through tunnels, as it were, in their sub- which you behold yonder, disparted from top to botstance, the thunder rolled incessantly; while the light-| tom; and out rushed an irresistible flood, with a roaring ning flashed downwards, with a brightness so vivid like that of the ocean. There was no time for flight. and piercing, that it threatened to consume, utterly, Terror paralysed all limbs. Onward swept the torrent, both man and beast. Then followed indescribable tor-/ ploughing up the plain in various directions, flooding



the fields and the gardens, overthrowing walls and || the soul of his beloved daughter, as well as by him who houses, and hurrying forward their ruins towards the lost his life in the endeavour to save her. I tell you Rhone. Several hundred persons were drowned in a these facts,” said the Jesuit, "without ornament or ammoment. But some, who happened to be in situations plification. In itself it was a very touching thing to favourable for flight, escaped destruction.

see, though it is little or nothing when related.” “There was one cottage, inhabited by an old man and his daughter, which stood near the brink of the great chasm, through which the principal arm of the waters was roaring and foaming along. The channel was In the inn at Brigg, which we reached early in widening fast by the earth crumbling into it; and it the evening, we found a number of English people, was evident the cottage must go in a few minutes. / who, however, kept all together, and held me out no A young brother of our order stood on the opposite temptations to join them. It is a fact, which most bank, beholding with pity the young woman wringing persons must have observed, that the moment a man her hands, imploring pity and assistance. Her father, leaves his own fireside, be strives, by putting on grand ill and feeble, had tottered to the door, where, seeing airs, and otherwise, to pass for what he is not. He death around him on all sides, he stood transfixed like alters the tone of his voice, throws additional dignity a statue. His daughter now approached, and now re-into his aspect and gait, and, if he expects to be overtreated from him, looking wildly towards a small group heard, discourses on topics calculated to display his on the opposite bank. What she said could not consequence. Most travellers do this, rendering them. be heard, as her voice was drowned in the thunder of selves thereby extremely disagreeable. For myself

, at the torrent. But our brother formed his resolution. least, I hate people of consequence, and prefer cos. A pine tree, lopped and barked, lay near him on the versing with the ragtag-and-bobtail of society; per. ground; he entreated the bystanders to lend their as- sons altogether without pretensions, without titles, and, sistance in throwing it across the chasm. When they often, also, it is to be presumed, without cash—these had done so-rounded, slippery as it was—he made his are your truly merry companions on a journey. The way over it, while the water, rising every instant, | Roman poet says, “ The poor man sings in the midst of threatened to carry it away. He approached the father thieves, because he has nothing to lose ;' and travellers and daughter. What words he used were never known; // who are very nearly in that predicament, usually take but he seemed to be persuading the young woman to things easily, and rely confidently on Providence to allow him to save her life. She, however, pointed to provide them with breakfast, dinner, and a diligence. her father, and shrunk from the deliverance she was As I have said, I did not make up towards my country. not to share with him.

men, because they appeared to be of far too much con“A young man, emboldened by the example of the sequence for me. It was years since I had been in Jesuit, now passed over the pine, for the purpose of England ; and I, therefore, was not at all familiar with aiding in the pious work of preserving the father and his the current topics of the day. Our countrymen, of loving child. All saw there was no time to be lost. || course, are all politicians. Not that, as a rule, they The rain descended in floods, the furions stream in- || understand politics, but that it is the most exciting creased momentarily, the pine began to be touched and topic with which they are acquainted. They now talked shaken by the waves; and the villagers, who looked on of the principal notabilities of the day, whose names,

comparative safety, soon felt how little hope there though sufficiently respectable, need not be repeated was of deliverance for their neighbours. They lifted here. Political reputations are easily built up, espeup their hands to heaven—they prayed for them; outcially in England; where any man of family or fortune, the storm seemed to beat down their words, while their with a slight dash of industry, and a very moderate hopes were swallowed up in the dark wrath of the ele- amount of perseverance, may get credit for all manner ments. The little group now approached the pine- of public virtues. He has but to select a hobby-horse the father and his supporter advancing first, and our for himself, and to ride it with moderate steadiness, to brother and his beautiful companion following. Most | be set down for a great patriot, and be looked upon true it is that 'the race is not always to the swist, nor as an adorable creature among the ladies of his party, the battle to the strong.' The man of years and feeble- || Time, of course, squares his account with fame-that ness, against all hope and expectation, reached the shore is, dissipates his pretensions into thin air, and leaves in safety.

But at the very moment his foot touched him overwhelmed amid the formless ruins of oblivion. the land, a stream of whirling eddies struck the pine, But he is not the less a notability while he lives, and swept it forward, and plunged the Jesuit and the girl vanity always whispers in his ear that he will form an into the boiling flood. Danger produces, sometimes, exception to the general rule, and be remembered for a strange effect upon the mind. Instead of quitting his ever. hold, and striving to make for the bank, our brother I found myself at supper, purely by accident, beside clasped his companion in his arms; and they sunk to- Madame Carli, whom I had treated during the day with gether. Some days afterwards, their bodies were found something like neglect; my attention having been abfar down in the channel of the Rhone, fast locked sorbed almost entirely by the disciple of Ignatius Loyola. together in the embrace of death. We buried then she was now resolved that I should do penance for my in the same grave; and the good old man, her father, sins, and for some time would only converse with me in still lives to visit the spot where the once warın heart of the most distant and formal manner. I am not the least his child lies cold. It will not be long before he joins in the world a materialist; but have still found by exher in the grave, because he is old and feeble, and has | perience, that a good supper and sparkling wines pronothing in this world to support him. But he is duce a wonderful harmony in our microcosm, and ina pious Christian, and hopes to be greeted in heaven by || cline us to gossip and philanthropy. What the dishes

at Brigg consisted of, Heaven only knows. I never and appeared to have known each other from childpry into mysteries of that sort; but eat, if I can, what- hood, so familiar and easy were we together I mean ever is set before me, and am thankful for it. I only the whole group-Monsieur Morn, from Anjou—the know that everything that evening seemed very nice, and young, nameless artist from Paris—the commercial that the wines were perfectly delicious. Monsieur traveller, and all. This last-mentioned gentleman was Carli

, since his arrival at Brigg, had made a discovery a curious specimen of the Parisian cockney. He was which discomposed him considerably, which was, that, I taking a magnificent set of jewels from a house in Paris having left France during the cholera, he could not, I to Maria Louise, the widow of Napoleon, at Parma; without the consent of the Governments of Piedmont and the fear of being robbed prompted him to conceal and the Valais, pass into Italy in less than a week. His his treasure. The vanity of having been entrusted with behaviour at supper put me strongly in mind of a it overcame his fear, and he exhibited the jewels at the butler in the service of the Margravine of Anspach. supper table. They were worth severalthousand pounds; That lady, in whose history there were many littleoddsand and when he had been guilty of the indiscretion, he ends with which she did not wish common fame to be repented of it, and began to tremble for the result. acquainted, gave this same butler a guinea to hold his His throat, he did not doubt, would be cut before he peace on a particular point; but the money took him reached his journey's end. In his eyes, every man to the tavern, where, drinking good wine with his around him became a robber; and when he restored the friends, he grew warm and communicative, and related case to his pocket, he did so with blanched cheeks, and the very anecdote which her ladyship most especially hands almost smitten with paralysis. desired to be forgotten. Hearing afterwards of his However, we presented a striking contrast with the indiscretion, she reproached him, when he ingenuously little knot of Englislimen in another part of the room. replied, “ Ah! your ladyship should not have given me They ate their supper, not exactly in silence, but in somemoney, but have let me remain sober; for I am exactly thing nearly akin to it, muttering to each other every like a hedgehog—when I am wet, I open.”

now and then between a growl and a yawn, and looked Monsieur Carli, until the wine began to soften his as if they would have preferred being snug in Cheap. heart, had affected all the airs of a small diplomatist, side or May Fair, or whatever other locality they be. and would, if possible, have made a mystery of the fact longed to.

We, on the other hand, half intoxicated that the sun shines at noon-day. At supper his tongue with animal spirits, made an immense deal of noise, grew supple, and scattered about confidence as a cow's and ultimately took refuge in cigars, to the introductail scatters dew-drops in the morning from the grass. tion of which no one objected. I soon enveloped my He professed great relish for our society, swore we fair companion in an aromatic cloud, which did not, were the best fellows he had ever met with, and said however, in the slightest degree impede her utterance. it would give him the utmost possible delight to

As the inn was crowded, it was necessary for us travel round the world with us. Unfortunately, how- all, except the married couple, to put up with doubleever, our intimacy was destined to be cut short at that bedded rooms; and, as fate would have it, the commerluckless town of Brigg, unless—which was very unlikely cial traveller, with bis jewels, fell to my share. He

- there was a gentleman in the party who happened was a young man of about twenty-three, with fiery-red to have a passport for himself and for his wife, and yet hair and a blowsy face, short, slight, and eaten up with had left his wife behind him. “In that case,'' cried M. timidity and suspicion. In my long, drooping, black Carli, in great animation, “he could take Madame under mustaches and ragged beard, he saw so many undoubted his protection, get her over the frontier as his own indications of the brigand—he would have given anybetter-half, and then, of course, deliver her to me. thing to have been Monsieur Morn's companion. But For myself, I could easily climb the hills a little, and that was not to be thought of. Monsicur Morn's ar. so step into Piedmont without a passport.”

tistic friend was to be the sharer of his apartment; Events appeared to haveframed themselvesjust as Mon- and so the young jeweller submitted to sleep on robsieur Carli wished, for I happened to have exactly such bery with as good a grace as he could assume.

Our a passport, except that it would have enabled me to take beds stood each in a recess on either side of the door; over the frontier seven other persons, in addition to his and, long after I was comfortably between the sheets, wife. When I mentioned this fact, and offered to take I could hear my companion puffing, blowing, and fumcharge of Madame Carli, the little man was transported bling about, and taking precautions for securing his with joy, as a week at Brigg would, he owned, have been treasure. No doubt he thrust the jewel-case under the death of him. Besides, he did not doubt that the his pillow, and made up his mind to bawl lustily should cholera was close at his heels; and as it was to escape || I attempt to lay violent hands on him in the night. this fearful malady that he had hurried so rapidly out Being heartily tired, we both fell asleep. We were to of France, there was nothing he would not have given start at half-past two, to commence the ascent of the at this moment to be lodged safely on the other side of || Simplon. In the course of the night, the trampling of the Alps. It was now agreed that Madame Carli should | many sect on the stairs roused me from sleep; and, sup. be Madame St.John till our arrival at Duomo d'Ossola. posing it was time to get ready, I went over to awake

While this arrangement was in the course of com- my companion, who, strange to say, slept like a top. pletion, Madame Carli and I were engaged in passing I had to shake him, and bawl several times, before I a separate treaty of peace. I had already atoned for could perceive the least sign of returning animation. the negligence of the day, by all sorts of submissions, When he did at length awake, he gave a striking proof till we were once more as free and gay as ever. This, of his commercial education ; for, supposing me to be of course, was partly owing to the supper and the wine, a robber burst suddenly into the room, he cried out, which put us first in good humour with ourselves, and in extreme fear and agony, "The man with the money then with everybody else. We laughed and chatted, and jewels is in the other bed !" A loud shout of

laughter from me convinced him he had made a mis- || breakfasts. They sometimes comprehended broiled kidtake. “So, my friend,” said I, “ you have no objec. || neys, mutton-chops, a slice of venison, delicious butter, tion to get my throat cut while you can save your own. || honey, and eggs, with rolls hot from the oren, and cof. However, that is not the question just now. Get up; fee fit for the denizens of Olympus. A poet of the all the travellers are in motion-we must dress and be present day, not over scrupulous about the sources of off. On ringing for a light, however, we found we had his inspiration, exclaims in one of his piecesnot yet been in bed full half-an-hour ; so we enjoyed

" I'll not envy heaven's princes, the luxury of a second rest, and sweet sleep, on which, if

While, with snowy arm, for me I were writing an epic poem, I would bestow as many

Kate the chiua ten-cup rinses, fond and grateful epithets as Homer does. In fact, I

And pours out her best Bohea." an never weary of repeating, with Sancho Panza, “Bles.

Had he known Madame Carli, he would have left sed be the man who invented sleep! it wrappeth one

out Kate, and tried get her name into his verses, about like a garment.” So thought I and the commer

for most assuredly she presided over the coffee-pot cial traveller, in the comfortable bedroom at Brigg. | like a sylph ; and when she raised her arm, which Still, between sleeping and waking there is always a

was as white and round as any Kate's in the worid, short interval, which people

, of course, employ accord- the sight of it added additional flavour to the ing to their fancy. I generally, at such moments, | Mocha. Let it not be forgotten that I was now pribuild castles in the air; and most magnificent castles vileged to admire her, since she was to be my wife as they often are, too, illuminated with beauty, and per

far as Duomo d'Ossola. However, even at that fatal fumed with “Sabean odours from the spicy shores of breakfast-table

, the jokes began which were to end by Araby the blest.” On the occasion in question, there keeping my fair friend and her husband prisoners in were two strange sides to my castle ; the one consist the Alps. She was now addressed invariably as Madame ing of a bright glimpse of home at Jolimont; the other St. John; and Monsieur Carli was complimented upon of Alpine summits and sunny Italy. The room was full being a single man. The breakfast, nevertheless, went of thick darkness, save when a grey glimmer entered off pleasantly; the coffee was sipped, the rolls, butter, at the small casement, shaken occasionally by the wind. eggs, &c., eaten, and, even at that early hour, cigars My Parisian Argus already slept over his jewels

, as his were lighted, to enable us the better to encounter the suoring proved indubitably; otherwise there prevailedkeen air of the Upper Alps. entire stillness in the house. Without, the notes of a distant screech-owl sounded through the air, intimat

CHAPTER VIII. ing that she, at least, considers herself a fit companion

THE INN AT BRIGG, for night, and ever meditates and listens to her own There is a pleasant and an unpleasant side to most voice, albeit none of the sweetest. Visions of glaciers, things. Even making love to a pretty woman has its and virgin snow, and piny chasms, and thundering cata-drawbacks. First, the foreknowledge that it must come racts, formed the avenue by which I approached the to an end; and, second, the fact of having a multiland of dreams, where I at length forgot all terrestrial || tude of rivals. With respect to inns, their delights go things among the palm bowers of the distant Nile. on rising like a flood tide, till you come to the disagree Whether we are happy or miserable, time goes on

able moment of calling for your bill. Then there is a at the old rate, and brings about the hour for parting, || sort of shiver in your purse, a kind of golden hysteric, whether it be from the summit of bliss, or from the occasioned by the approaching separation of the coin depth of woe. At half-past two, there was knocking || from its comfortable quarters. This, at least, is the at every door in the inn at Brigg; and drowsy travel-way with most persons. For myself, I never wear 3 lers shuffled themselves hastily into their clothes, in purse, but have a large open pocket, which lets out order to have as much spare time as possible for forti-| the money as a sieve does water--easily, and without fying the inner man. An inn is generally a pleasant || pain. My theory, however, is, that you should treat place; for, as soon as you open your bedroom door, the gold as a stranger, according to the maxim of antiquity delicious steams of coffee and fried bacon greet your

-welcome the coming, speed the parting, guest. If nostrils. Money is a glorious thing, for it sets all the you have time to make its acquaintance, you are apt world in motion, and keeps cooks and kitchen-wenches to get fond of it; and then shaking hands and bidding up half the night to provide for your enjoyment in the adieu are far from pleasant. Your intercourse should morning. Not that they think it a hardship; like the be a sort of omnibus intimacy, and never go beyond a racehorse, they enjoy the sport, as well as the rider, || nod, or a sort of civil greeting, which provokes no isand always find time, in some snug corner of the clination to sigh in either party ; you langh as you twenty-four hours, to get as much sleep as they stand meet, and laugh as you part, and there is an end of in need of. Besides, there is an excitement in the it. You should treat money as a landlord does his operations of the kitchen, especially as they can always customer--that is, get as much as you can ont of it, taste of the best, and that, too, before it is served up to and then turn it about its business. Byron says, someyou. There is, after all, nothing like a breakfast-table where, that a great deal may be bought for fifty louis ; before a journey; and one would never grow weary of and he was a good judge in matters of that sort. But describing it, if it were not that it is exceedingly mo- foreigners generally treat money more affectionately notonous. On the thing itself, appetite confers no- than we do, hug it more tenderly, and kiss it on both velty daily. You are not at all the less disposed to cheeks before they can make up their minds to let it breakfast to-day because you breakfasted yesterday ; || go, unattended, into the wide world. You would thirk whereas, in a narrative, one breakfast will generally do, they were animated by a sort of parental solicitude, by way of a specimen. At the same time, I must ob- and that they had felt the throes of maternity for evers serve that there was considerable variety in our Alpinell guinea in their purse,

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